[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio and espeakup (fwd)

Jude DaShiell jdashiel at panix.com
Sat Jan 6 15:31:57 UTC 2018


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Date: Sat, 6 Jan 2018 07:47:42
From: Scott Leggett <scott at sl.id.au>
To: pkg-pulseaudio-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org,
     debian-accessibility at lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: pulseaudio and espeakup
Resent-Date: Sat,  6 Jan 2018 12:54:18 +0000 (UTC)
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On 2017-12-30.01:11, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Incompatibility between espeakup and pulseaudio is a recurring issue
> which AIUI has never actually been settled (or nobody took the time to
> implement a solution in Debian).

Yes, one bug tracking this is #864829.

> - currently espeakup runs as root, and then takes over the ALSA device.
> orca inside lightdm or gdm then can't emit its output (unless by luck
> espeakup didn't say anything at boot, and then pulseaudio inside the
> lightdm/gdm session manages to get the device, but then it's espeakup
> which can't get the device).
> - espeakup could be made to run as normal user, but then it seems its
> pulseaudio server can't access audio, I guess that's because consolekit
> doesn't consider it to be running "on the console"?
> - espeakup and lightdm/gdm could be given audio group access, but then
> there are two competing pulseaudio servers, and only the first one seems
> to actually manage to emit sound.
> In the end, I have no idea how this situation is supposed to work, and
> for now I have just made the espeakup d-i script *purge* pulseaudio,
> to get things working. Of course I can see various documentations
> saying one could use a system-mode daemon, but upstream doesn't want
> that. Normally, espeakup could have its own pulseaudio server, playing
> well along pulseaudio servers of other users, but I failed to get
> something working.
> Any thoughts?

How about this?


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